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Senior Business Analyst
Ref No.: 18-05806
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement
Pay Rate : $ 120,000.00 - 130,000.00 /Year
Senior Business Analyst
Financial Services Client
Midtown, NYC
$120K-$130K base + bonus

The Busienss Analyst role involves project management activites for the Systems Infrastructure Department supporting the Front, Middle, and Back office in a trading environment.

Strong project management technology infrastructure skills are required for this position:
- Windows, Linux, Market Data, IT Risk, Database, Network, Telecom, BCP, SAN, Cloud, Office 365, Data Center

Primary functions:
· Project Manage multiple strategic projects concurrently
· Creation of Executive Level dashboards and metrics for reporting
· Documenting Project scope and obtaining sponsor approvals
· Conducting work sessions with users to document requirements
· Work with Systems Infrastructure team to design & build solutions
· Document QA test plans and execute test cases
· Work with users to document UAT test plans
· Manage UAT testing. Track defects & resolutions. Report on UAT metrics.
· Document Production Implementation plan
· Assist with production implementation & coordinate user validation
· Archiving of all project documentation into company wide respository.
· Participate in production support and BAU enhancements of Systems Infrastructure projects

- Experience in a Financial organization as a project manager, with experience relating to Trading & Back Office Systems Infrastructure functions (Windows, Linux, Market Data, IT Risk, Database, Network, Telecom, BCP, SAN, Cloud, Office 365, Data Center)
· Demonstrated experience managing, end to end, design, definition and delivery of technical solutions in-line with strategic goals
· Proven track record of successfully delivering projects
· Strong communication/presentation skills (written and oral) in cross-cultural business environment
· Knowledgeable with Systems Infrastructure (Windows, Linux, Market Data, IT Risk, Database, Network, Telecom, BCP, SAN) technologies, and Cloud
· Capacity to integrate business requirements within a changing Regulatory environment
· Strong Presentation skills
· Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
· Fluent in converting user requirements into usable technical specifications
· Leading and facilitating working group discussions with Technology and the Business
- Willing to work additional hours to meet extraordinary deadlines according to standard industry practice when required
· Strong work ethic with focus on meeting deadlines and objectives
· Ability to manage company wide - strategic projects
· Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively and confidently with users, team members and management
· Strong analytical, strategic thinking and problem solving skills, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements
· Hands-on experience with manual / automated testing environments
· Strong skills working with MS Excel, MS Project, MS Word, MS Power Point
· Bachelor's degree. Computer Science or Information Systems preferred
- PMP certification or equivalent preferred (not required)